– Research shows that repetitive practice of specific mental exercises increases connections between brain cells, making thinking and learning easier.
– Discoveries in neuroscience and education have shown that for struggling students, cognitive skills training can be the difference between success and failure in school.
– Enhancing weak cognitive skills will improve school performance as well as confidence, and social interactions.
Will cognitive skills training help my child?
Cognitive skills training is about exercising the brain to think faster and learn easier. Movement and visual skills activities integrate the senses, improve body and attention control, spatial orientation and internal timing. Cognitive Training works for children with:
- Gifted and Talented abilities
- Math and/or Reading Disability
- Sensory Processing Disorders
“Mounting evidence shows that movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language and learning.” – John Ratey, M.D.
What Cognitive Skills Training is NOT: Academic Tutoring
Tutoring helps, but for many struggling students, it won’t be effective unless the foundational learning skills are developed. Our approach is based on the Learning Skills Continuum in which skills are developed from the most basic to the most complex in order to truly solve a learning challenge.
Academic skills such as reading, writing and math are at the top of a complex set of more basic underlying cognitive and developmental skills that serve as its foundation. When there are gaps or inefficiencies in any of these underlying skills, this will cause even the smartest student to struggle in the academic areas.
Through our Parent Seminar process, we evaluate and identify those weak cognitive and sensory processing skills in order to develop a customized, 1 on 1 program to build those skills from the bottom up.
Different students have different needs, and no two children are exactly alike. That’s why we only use research-based, clinically tested programs customized for individual students’ needs. Our sessions are delivered by experienced, degreed specialists in a fun caring 1-on-1 environment.
For more information on how to help your struggling child become a confident learner, call (210) 495-2626 to RSVP for a Free Parent Seminar and learn about the benefits of a 1 on 1 cognitive skills training program.